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The Rekognition software struggled to identify gender among females and women with darker skin, according to the study.
This legislation follows in the footsteps of similar laws put on the books in the state for healthcare a decade ago.
A list of 50-plus companies, including some of tech’s top names, joined forces this week to pen a letter calling out the Trump administration over a reported plan to narrow gender definitions. Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco and more drafted the letter (full text below) in response to a recent New York Times story […]
Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google, and dozens of other tech companies have come together to condemn discrimination against transgender people in the face of actions President Donald Trump is reportedly considering to reduce their legal protections. From a report: The move is a response to an Oct. 21 New York Times report that the Trump […]
Enlarge / Pedestrian at Oracle Corp. headquarters in Redwood City, California. (credit: Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Oracle has been sued (PDF) for gender discrimination by three female former engineers who allege they were paid less than men in similar roles. The proposed class-action case was first reported on Friday by The Information, which said it was […]
The tech giant says it’s “burdensome” to meet Labor Department demands in a trial involving salary and gender at Google, says a report.
Gender bias affects contributions to the open source community, according to a paper published Monday. Female programmers’ suggestions for code changes in open source projects — called “pull requests” — were accepted more often than those of their male counterparts when gender was unspecified. However, that changed when the gender of a pull request’s author […]
In the United States, we are on the eve of potentially electing our first female president. Yet as much progress as we’ve made, we still have a long way to go to achieve gender parity – especially in business. It’s likely that a woman reading this today will soon be passed over for a deserved […]